Five year average: 94 salmon/grilse
and 43 sea trout (left bank)
20 pools, maximum rods 6
2 ghillies (March-June), 7 huts
Price range: £60-£140 per rod/day +vat
Dinnet is one of the classic fly fishing beats on the River Dee; many fishermen think it is one of the finest salmon beats to fish in Scotland. The beat is located in truly majestic countryside, as part of a traditional sporting estate on Royal Deeside. The beat is fished in agreement with Glen Tanar Estate (Deecastle Beat) in order that rods can fish from either bank. Two weeks are let in rotation by each Estate Office until the end of June when the agreement ceases and Dinnet rods remain on the left bank during the summer months. The beat is split into three parts and has a maximum of six rods.
Each section of the beat has classic fly fishing pools and sufficient space for each rod to have two major pools to fly fish each morning and afternoon. Due to the fast-flowing nature of the Upper Dee and the variety of pools, the beat can be fished at all water heights which is distinctly advantageous in high water. Please note that the pools known as Bruiach and the Bobbies are not included as part of the fishing available in July, August and September as they become the house rod.
There are 3 huts on the Dinnet bank and the services of a ghillie are available from March to June. During the summer months the ghillie will ensure that visiting rods are acquainted with the beat. The beat is normally let on a weekly basis, but during some periods rods are let on a part week or daily basis where any availability will be usually advertised on FishDee. All anglers are asked to meet the Ghillies at Dinnet Bridge at 9.00am each morning for their beat allocation.
The beat sees a run of highly prized spring fish building and peaking in May where the beat usually sees good numbers of Springers in the pools. This represents the cream of floating line fly fishing to those seeking the finesse and elegance of fishing fine and far off. During the mid summer weeks there is a good run of sea trout where many anglers choose to fish through the night for these enigmatic fish. During the late summer weeks there is normally a good grilse run as well as bigger summer salmon ensuring the pools are usually well populated. Early booking is essential as demand to fish Dinnet is very high.
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Dinnet Estate Office